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Table 3 Convalescence and return to work

From: Return to work after acromioclavicular joint stabilization: a retrospective case control study

Variable All (n = 54) Non-manual labor GI
(n = 20)
Manual labor GII
(n = 34)
p*
Return to work 51 (94.4) 20 (100) 31 (91.2) .151
Temporary incapacity to work 41 (75.9) 11 (55.0) 30 (88.2) .008*
Time to return to work, w 13.0 (2–143) 6 (2–17) 15.5 (5–143) < .001**
Persistent shoulder symptoms at work*** 18 (34.6) 1 (5) 17 (53.1) < .001**
Outpatient physiotherapy 29 (53.7) 10 (50%) 19 (55.9) .445
Duration of outpatient physiotherapy, w 17 (4–147) 18 (7–106) 17 (4–147) .804
  1. Continuous data presented as mean and minimum/maximum; categorical data as frequencies and percentage
  2. *p value for differences between GI and GII 2; **p < 0.05, significant; *** of the 52 working patients at follow-up